Adult Bible Studies

Sunday Morning Adult Class Offerings
If you wish to join us on Sunday mornings you can contact the church office, office@lafumc.org for a link.
Some classes are meeting in a hybrid form.

 

Bible History 
In-person and on
Zoom 9:00 a.m.

The Bible History Class is a discussion class in which we seek to determine the meaning and application of scripture for our daily lives. We look at the context in which the scripture was written for better understanding.  Our discussions are Biblically directed, and we use a variety of literature to lead us. We often study the history and culture surrounding a Biblical story in order to better understand its meaning for us. 

Our current book study is You’ll Get Through This: Hope and Help for Your Turbelent Times, by Max Lucado. 

In You’ll Get Through This, pastor and New York Times bestselling author, Max Lucado offers sweet assurance, “Deliverance is to the Bible what jazz music is to Mardi Gras: bold, brassy, and everywhere.” Whether you find yourself in the pit of financial downturn, job loss, health crisis, or relationship stresses, God has a plan and a pathway forward for you.

Max reminds readers God doesn’t promise that getting through trials will be quick or painless. That certainly wasn’t the case for Joseph who was tossed in a pit by his brothers, sold into slavery, wrongfully imprisoned, forgotten and dismissed, but God ultimately used the intended evil against Joseph for a greater purpose.

In this book, Max will help you:

  • Find comfort that you are God’s child and God cares deeply for you.
  • Remember that God is near you and has never left you.
  • Take courage that God will restore even the most painful circumstances and use them for good.

With the compassion of a pastor, the heart of a storyteller, and the joy of one who has seen what God can do, Max explores the story of Joseph and the truth of Genesis 50:20. What Satan intends for evil, God redeems for good.

Class leader: James Barefield                               Location: ZOOM 

 Inquirers Class 
8:30 a.m. Traditional Sundays on Zoom
11:30 a.m. Contemporary Sundays in-person and on Zoom

This  class studies everything from prayer topics to religious history. We choose our books after receiving recommendations from others, or if someone wants to explore a topic. We vote on the topic by the tried and true button method, the book receiving the most buttons goes to the number one spot for the next book to study.

This class is a fragrance free room.  All are welcome to join our group for a particular study, one Sunday, or to become part of our little ‘family’ of believers.  

Our current book study is Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus, by Lois Tverberg.

NEW STUDY: The Inquirers Sunday school class will begin this study by Arthur C. Brooks on Sunday, August 22.  Brooks’ prescriptions are unconventional. To bring America together, we shouldn’t try to agree more. There is no need for mushy moderation, because disagreement is the secret to excellence. Civility and tolerance shouldn’t be our goals, because they are hopelessly low standards. And our feelings toward our foes are irrelevant; what matters is how we choose to act.

The Inquirers meet by Zoom at 8:30 on traditional service Sundays and at 11:30 in person and by Zoom on contemporary service Sundays.  The book is available at Amazon and inprint and audio versions at Mesa Public library.  We are a no fragrance class.

Class leader:  Bill & Carol Mead                            Location: ZOOM 

“Little Class”

Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m.

The “Little Class” uses the Bible as its study guide. This discussion class attempts to take Biblical truths as presented by a variety of Bible versions and interpretations and apply those truths to the situation we find ourselves in each day.

We find it interesting that the Bible fathers warned us of many of the things we encounter in the world around us…that their insight into human frailties was incredibly accurate. We are often amazed at the life experiences that are freely shared by the class members.

Class leader: Jim Little                                            Location: Zoom

Wednesday Night Class

Our study looks at scripture Pastor John will be preaching on each Sunday. We invited to join us as we explore the scriptures and prepare for Sunday morning.

 Class Leader: Rotation                                            Location: Currently not meeting